Practical resources

SEDA College SA VR project launch activity worksheet

Short Read Report on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Schools

Top tips for teachers on the learning affordances of VR

A4 classroom poster infographic on learning affordances of VR

A3 classroom poster infographic on learning affordances of VR

Classroom poster infographic on learning and augmented reality

VR School Teacher Safety Talk Script

VR School Project Health and Safety Screening Survey

VR School Project Classroom Safety Poster_Accessible

VR School Project Classroom Safety Poster

Information Statement for Parents, Carers and Students

Consent/Assent Form for Parents, Carers and Students

Teacher Poster: Using Serious Games in K-12 Classrooms

DATA A safe and respectful procedure for student interaction in VR poster

Podcasts and videos

iLRN Versatilist (March 2022). “”Children as VR content creators”

VR in Education (October 2022). “VR, Participatory Research and Pedagogy with Erica Southgate”

iLRN Versatilist (March 2021) “Erica Southgate discusses students as VR content creators”

Voices of VR (July 2020) “Erica Southgate’s Book on VR Pedagogy & Teaching Higher-Order Metacognition Skills”

IEEEVR 2020 Conference Panel (March 2020) “Ethics and privacy in mixed reality”

Research publications

Southgate, E., Grant, S., Ostrowski, S., Norwood, A., Williams, M. and Tafazoli, D. (2022). School students creating a virtual reality learning resource for children. Proceedings 2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW). Accepted version available –

Southgate, E. (2020). Virtual reality in curriculum and pedagogy: Evidence from secondary classrooms. New York: Routledge.

Southgate, E (2020). Using screen capture video to understand learning in virtual reality. In 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW) (pp. 418-421). IEEE.

Southgate, E. (2020). Conceptualising embodiment through virtual reality. Proceedings iLRN 2020: 6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network. June 21–25, 2020, Online.

Southgate, E., Blackmore, K., Pieschl, S., Grimes, S., McGuire, J. & Smithers, K. (2018). Artificial intelligence and emerging technologies (virtual, augmented and mixed reality) in schools: A research report commissioned by the Australian Department of Education . Canberra and Newcastle: Australian Department of Education and University of Newcastle, Australia.

Southgate, E., Saxby, S., Kilham, J., Worth, A., & Summerville, D. (2019). Virtual reality for deeper learning: An exemplar from high school science. VR School Study.  Virtual reality for deeper learning_29_04_19

Southgate, E., Smith, S., Cividono, C., Saxby, S., Kilham, J., Eather, G., Scevak, J., Summerville, D., & Bergin, C. (2019).  Embedding immersive virtual reality in classrooms: Ethical, organisational and educational lessons in bridging research and practice. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction19, 19-29. Retrieved

Southgate, E. (2018). Immersive virtual reality, children and school education: A literature review for teachers

Southgate, E. (2018). Infographic – Immersive virtual reality: Findings and recommendations from a literature review to guide the implementation of immersive virtual reality in classrooms.

Southgate, E., Cividino, C., Saxby, S., Eather, G., Smith, S.P., Bergin, C., Kilham., Summerville, D. & Scevak, J. (2018). What teachers should know about highly immersive virtual reality: Insights from the VR School Study. Scan37(4). Retrieved

Southgate, E. et al. (2018). Ethical conduct and student safety in immersive virtual reality: Protocols and resources from the VR School Research Project. Presented at the 2018 IEEE VR Third Workshop on K-12+ Embodied Learning through Virtual & Augmented Reality (KELVAR), Reutlinger Germany, 18-22 March, 2018, (pre-publication version).

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